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Springing into Fish!

by Jocks Jocks posted Mar 8 2012 8:06PM

I've been a tank enthusiast all my life.  My dad owned a fish store in Florence for a little while before I came a long and ruined his fun, and I've been lucky enough to inherit one of the nice display tanks from those days.  This spring I've been restarting from scratch with all new fish, and I'm working on a nice little river habitat.  I've got a couple of schools swimming around to keep things active
 Harlequin Rasbora  Rasbora heteromorpha

 Pristella Tetra Pristella maxillaris

Tiger Barb Puntius tetrazona

Flame (Von Rio) Tetra Hyphessobrycon flammeus

I'm also picking up a few varieties that can get up to 12 inches long or so.  The tank is about 200 gallons, so there's plenty of room for these guys to get bigger...

 Chinese Algae Eater Gyrinocheilus
This one's named Wong Fei Hong (if you know the reference, let me know in the comments and I'll make sure you get an order of steamy dumplings).  He might have to move to a tank of his own once he gets a little bigger, but for now he's helping keep the tank a little closer to algae free.

 Golden Dojo (Weather) Loach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus
These guys are awesome!  They're very sensitive to barometric pressure shifts, making them useful for predicting thunderstorms.  They can also be trained to eat from your hand and eventually enjoy being petted.  Last but not least, how much does that think look like a luck dragon?  I already know someone with a dojo loach named Falcor, so I'm still brainstorming on something good. 

I've got a few more fish I'm hoping to add over the next couple of weeks, so I'll keep updating as the additions show up and the residents keep growing.  Hope you're set for a spectacular spring!

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03/08/2012 8:06PM
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